21 August 2009 Confirmation now after sending for Isabella birth certificate of her parents John Purves and Isabella Dobson. 11 July 2009 -From new information to hand regarding a sister named Helen (all to be verified) above is a possible ancestral tree for Isabella PURVES who lived alone and died alone with her death and remains discovered 5 years after her decease. 8 July 2009 - Now we have a neighbour come forward who last saw Isabella 25 June 2004 when he moved out of the apartment downstairs from her. He said she was frail and feeling unwell when he said goodbye and was going back to bed. However, he also said she did have friends that came to visit but not many and did not speak of any family. She was a retired nurse who was extremely independant and did not like having things done for her and also liked to keep the stairwell clean. It seems now possible that this may have been her under spelling PURVIS as noted below. Isabella PURVIS, Nurse, Adult sailed to Montreal, Canada in 1955 aboard the Captain Cook. 7 July 2009 - More information is coming out and being reported in the papers. It seems the spelling is given as PURVES and that Isabella would have turned 90 this year so her birth date is now c1919 I found a birth in 1918 in Edinburgh, St Andrews district for one Isabella PURVES ref 685/020596 but there is no image available to view on Scotlands People to follow through. It is also reported she had a sibling a sister who was close in age to Isabella and that they fell out years ago.
Genealogy Reports for Purves
Genealogy Reports for Dobson (maternal line)